The Europa Conspiracy is supposed to be about Michael Murphy, our perfect hero, searching for the Handwriting on the Wall, which is a product of another one of Methuselah's games.
But most of the plot is filled up with an attempted prevention of a terrorist attack on the San Francisco Bridge. The treasure hunt, which is tacked onto the end, is merely a fixture to make this book a part of the series. A large majority of the plot is filled up with lots of suspenseful scenes and daring feats by our hero Michael Murphy.
I don't really like the way Tim LaHaye plays up his complete perfection, but at least he's honest about one thing: Michael Murphy is not a real person. He's the person "we all want to be."
I also don't like the way Tim has forced the concept of Biblical prophecies into these treasure hunts. I haven't really noticed anything about the end times in any of these books.
I also don't believe Talon is the most ruthless terrorist in the entire history of fiction. That's just downright prideful, Pastor LaHaye.
I must confess to you that I read this series out of order. I read it in this order: Babylon Rising, The Secret on Ararat, The Edge of Darkness, The Europa Conspiracy. And guess what? I didn't even miss The Europa Conspiracy when I read The Edge of Darkness. This book adds nothing at all to the series.
Therefore, it should have been discarded.
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